Re-think Circular Economy Forum arrives in Naples

The event will be held on June 30 at the Darwin Dohrn Museum

With the aim of encouraging the birth of innovative and entrepreneurial activities in the Campania region, Tondo, an international organization operating in the circular economy sector, announces the sixth edition of Re-think – Circular Economy Forum. Among the partners Epm Servizi, UniCredit, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy, Adnkronos in the role of Media Partner and Smallfish in the role of Graphic Partner. The event will be held in Naples on June 30 at the Darwin Dohrn Museum (DaDoM) of the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station in hybrid mode, with the speakers, the main stakeholders and a small audience that can enter only by invitation while the general public can access remotely.

“Epm – declares the managing director of Epm Carmine Esposito – is at the forefront of the circular economy and ecological transition. Working in facility management, we also help customers to implement concrete actions and processes to reduce waste, also thanks to the use of new technologies and all the process and product innovations present on the market and in experimentation. We are also aware that, in order for the ecological transition to take place, it is essential to start from the new generations. With this in mind we support organizations such as Marevivo and equal preschools, primary and lower secondary schools “.

L’circular economy it will keep as main focus of the event on which all the various interventions of the day will focus, with one particular attention to ports and circular tourism, the agri-food sector and the textile and fashion sector, topics characterizing the Campania and Italian territory. In fact, the emerging trends and technologies that transform ports into places suitable for the implementation of the circular economy will be presented, which allow the development and promotion of tourism that is increasingly respectful of others and the environment, which allow the spread of circular agri-food systems. ready to respond to climate change and everyone’s needs without any waste and, finally, that support the creation of a textile and fashion sector capable of offering consumers sustainable choices and of enhancing raw-secondary materials into new products.

“For UniCredit it is essential to promote the development of a sustainable economic future for the country and for our South, leveraging the digital and ecological transformation of companies – explains Annalisa Areni, manager for the South of UniCredit Italy – With this objective, UniCredit supports the Re-think – Circular Economy Forum of Naples and supports companies that want to improve the sustainability of their business, thanks to dedicated financing tools and by encouraging medium-long term investments and growth plans of companies from an ESG perspective, but also with initiatives aimed at promoting the culture of sustainability “.

Many will be the guests, including institutions, research bodies, universities, start-ups and companies, Italian and international, who will take part in the event by presenting various projects and entrepreneurial initiatives at a local level and beyond, and aiming for a quick transformation. and complete the linear system in circular. “It is precisely the idea behind Re-think, to rethink, that prompted us to commit ourselves again to this event. It is of fundamental importance for Italy and the Netherlands, as well as for other countries of the European Union – he comments Agnes Agterberg, Economic Affairs Adviser Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy – accelerate the energy transition. Re-think is an excellent opportunity to draw attention especially to sectors with a long and consolidated tradition in Naples, such as the maritime / port sector. and fashion. These sectors can also contribute to the energy transition with sustainable, technological and digital solutions. During the event we will present two examples from the Netherlands because Re-think is certainly also the right place to strengthen and start strategic partnerships between our two countries “.

“The ecological transition passes through culture and requires an ecological conversion – says Ferdinando Boero, president of the Dohrn Foundation and vice president of Mare Vivo – Our choices must be based on awareness, to promote the health of ecosystems and biodiversity, recently included in the values ​​enshrined in the Constitution. Producers and consumers are finally committed to achieving ecological, economic and social sustainability “. At the moment Re-think Napoli has obtained the patronage of: Campania Region, Municipality of Naples, Port System Authority of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea, Arpa Campania, Anton Dohrn Zoological Station, Dohrn Foundation, Mare Vivo, Aisom, ASviS, Ipe-Business School , University of Naples Federico II. “Over time, the Forum is beginning to spread throughout the Peninsula, as we would have liked from the beginning, as an opportunity to meet to talk about issues that are currently very relevant to all of us – comments Francesco Castellano, founder and president of Tondo – We therefore very happy with this first edition in the Campania capital. Naples is one of the fulcrum cities of the Mediterranean, in particular for the issues to be dealt with, and is implementing numerous projects in the field of sustainability and circularity, also driving all the neighboring cities and the rest of the South “.